Used Seat Ateca 2016-present review

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Used Seat Ateca 16-present
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What used Seat Ateca estate will I get for my budget?

Prices for the earliest Seat Atecas start at £10,000 for a late 2016 or 2017 model with a full history and an average mileage for the year. If you up the budget a bit more to between £12,000 and £14,000 you'll find a good selection of better equipped SE and SE Technology Atecas, mostly 2017 models. Spend between £15,000 and £17,000 on a 2018 car, and around £18,000 on a 23019 model. 




Used Seat Ateca 16-present

How much does it cost to run a Seat Ateca estate?

The Seat Ateca has a range of efficient petrol and diesel engines to suit all budgets.

MPG and CO2 Emissions

On the petrol front, there's the 1.0 TSI that has an official combined figure of 54.3mpg under the older NEDC tests, and £30 road tax, if registered before the tax changes of April 2017 came into force. Under the later WLTP tests this car achieves a claimed official average of 41.5mpg. The larger and more powerful 1.4 TSI is almost as economical at 53.3mpg under the NEDC tests, and as the newer 1.5 version 42.8mpg under the latest WLTP tests, and costs a similar £115 per year in road tax.

Of the diesels, the 1.6 is the most frugal, with 62.8mpg under the NEDC tests, and 54.4mpg under the later WLTP tests, and £30 tax for early versions. The 148bhp 2.0 2WD isn’t much thirstier at 64.2mpg NEDC, 50.4mpg under the WLTP tests, and £30 road tax. Four-wheel drive is available as an option on this engine (knocking economy to 55.4mpg NEDC and raises tax to £135) and standard on the 187bhp version, which also gets the DSG automatic transmission. Specifying four-wheel drive means you have to pay a penalty for it terms of running costs, with the 187bhp model having the highest running costs at 51.4mpg NEDC and £150 per year in road tax.

Road tax

Any Ateca registered after 1st April 2017 will be charged under the flat rate of £145 per year due to the change in how vehicles are charged for annual road tax.


Seat does offer fixed prices for servicing and certain maintenance procedures, which will help to save you money on maintenance if you wish to take your car to a franchised dealership. This applies to all Seat cars up to 15 years of age.

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